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Bowdoin in the News: January in Review

Story posted January 30, 2009

Appointments in the Obama administration and the work of Geoffrey Canada '74 are just two of the topics that put Bowdoin in the news in January, in the likes of The Wall Street Journal, USA Today and BusinessWeek magazine.

Mother Jones magazine (January/February 2009)

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The article, "Harlem's Man With the Plan," highlights the work of Geoffrey Canada '74, president and CEO of the Harlem Children's Zone, a non-profit, community-based organization that works to enhance the quality of life for children and families in a 97-block area of New York City.

The article's author Paul Tough also wrote Whatever It Takes, an account of Canada's work, which was named one of the "Best Books of 2008" by the Washington Post and the Los Angeles Times.

Read the Mother Jones article.

Chicago Tribune (Jan. 27, 2009)

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The article, "At Outset of First Mideast Mission, George Mitchell Brings Record of Patience, Persistence," details former Sen. George J. Mitchell's appointment as special envoy for Middle East peace.

Retired Ambassador Thomas Pickering '53 is also quoted, and it is mentioned that the two were classmates at Bowdoin.

Read the Chicago Tribune article.

The Wall Street Journal (Jan. 24, 2009)

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Geoffrey Canada '74

The article, "Bear Market for Charities," looks at the donor-dependent Harlem Children's Zone and how it's faring amid declining donations.

HCZ president and CEO Geoffrey Canada '74, under whose leadership the program has gained national recognition as a model for urban development, is profiled with mention of his earning a scholarship to the College.

Read the Wall Street Journal article.

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Karen Mills

BusinessWeek magazine (Jan. 20, 2009)

Karen Mills, President Obama's choice to head the Small Business Administration and wife of President Barry Mills, is profiled in the article, "How Obama's SBA Chief May Change the Agency."

Read the BusinessWeek article.

The Detroit News (Jan. 20, 2009)

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Rachel Connelly

The article, "Economy Squeezes Day Care Centers," features quotes from Bion R. Cram Professor of Economics Rachel Connelly.

In it, Connelly says that child care is far from recession-proof, no different than any other commodity.

"People are more sensitive to their income," Connelly said in the article. "Child care purely for educational enrichment is expensive."

Watson Arena in the News
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The new Sidney J. Watson Arena officially opened Sunday, January 18, 2009, with a doubleheader and a dedication ceremony that were covered by a variety of media outlets.



Read the Detroit News article.

Boston Herald (Jan. 19, 2009)

Details of the new Sidney J. Watson Arena and the significant impact of the arena's namesake and current men's hockey coach Terry Meagher are part of a college hockey roundup.

Read the Boston Herald article.

USA Today (Jan. 13, 2009)

Advice from Student Aid Director Steve Joyce is cited in the article, "Who Should Apply for College Aid? Every Student," which looks at the steps to take to increase one's chances of receiving financial aid.

Read the USA Today article.

Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Jan. 11, 2009)

The article, "Competition to get into colleges may be intensifying," mentions the College for having dropped the SAT requirement.

Read the Fort Worth Star-Telegram article.

ARTnews magazine (January 2009)

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The article, "Wrestling with Masculinity," details the art and life of Shaun Leonardo '01.

Leonardo's work examines the images and accoutrements of contemporary American sport in an effort to challenge the widespread view of masculinity in the sporting world as illustrated by the media.

Learn where Bowdoin has made headlines anytime of the month by going to Bowdoin in the News.

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